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Why Are Accessible Websites so Hard to Build? | CSS-Tricks
Here’s an example: when developing a site, JavaScript errors are probably going to be caught because everything breaks if something goes wrong. And CSS bugs are going to get caught because something will look off. But the accessibility or performance of a website can go from okay to terrible overnight and with no warning whatsoever. Yhe only way to fix these invisibly broken things is to first make them visible.

So, here’s an idea: what if our text editors caught accessibility issues and showed them to us during development? It could look something like this:
accessibility  a11y  by:robinrendle  via:csstricks  webdesign 
4 hours ago by dirtystylus
Understanding Success Criterion 6.1.1: Give a Shit
## Sufficient Techniques

* Actually spending a little bit of time to do it. It ain't that hard, people!
* Try using the shit you make without a mouse.
* Try using the shit you make with a screen reader.
* Just frickin' give a shit!

## Advisory Techniques

Although not required for conformance, the following additional techniques should be considered to meet this success criteria.

* Get over yourself.
* Have some god-damned empathy for others.
* Remember that one day, you may have a disability too. Especially if I end up coming over there and giving you a big god-damned can of whoop-ass.
a11y  wcag  accessibility  satire  humor 
9 weeks ago by dirtystylus
Assistiv Labs
Service for screen reader testing
accessibility  a11y  screenreader  tools  service 
may 2019 by dirtystylus
Lea Verou on Twitter: "I’m gonna start blanket adding the following rule to all my stylesheets: :focus:not(:focus-visible) { outline: none } Gets rid of the annoying outline for mouse users but preserves it for keyboard users, and is ignored by browsers
I’m gonna start blanket adding the following rule to all my stylesheets:

:focus:not(:focus-visible) { outline: none }

Gets rid of the annoying outline for mouse users but preserves it for keyboard users, and is ignored by browsers that don’t support :focus-visible.
css  accessibility  a11y 
september 2018 by dirtystylus
The Web is Made of Edge Cases by Taylor Hunt on CodePen
People will use your site how they want, and according to their means. That is wonderful, and why the Web was built.
via:beep  webdesign  accessibility  a11y  progressiveenhancement 
august 2018 by dirtystylus
EightShapes Contrast Grid
Test many foreground and background color combos for compliance with WCAG 2.0 minimum contrast.

Include one color per line, with an optional comma-separated label.
tools  wcag  accessibility  a11y  webdev  testing  webdesign  contrast  via:shashashasha 
march 2017 by dirtystylus
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